Dexmedetomidine:” Role in Pediatric Dentistry
Keywords:Dexmedetomidine, Sedation, Paediatric
A number of sedative agents have been in use in pediatric dentistry to gain a child’s cooperation with dental treatment. Dexmedetomidine is one such agent that was introduced as a sedative in the dental practice in 2005 due to a more stable respiratory drive and higher success rates in allowing pediatric dentists to carry out non-painful dental examinations and procedures compared to other sedatives such as chloral hydrate and midazolam. The most distinguishing feature of this sedative is its ability to produce a form of sedation that mimics natural sleep. The high safety margin of dexmedetomidine and its satisfactory sedative action makes it important for us to review its potential applications in pediatric dentistry.
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